Performing Arts

The Performing Arts Department puts the Breck mission into action by providing students the opportunity for self-expression, creativity, social interaction, collaboration and self-discipline. As the arts engage the whole person—the intellect, heart, spirit and body—so our Arts faculty is committed to knowing students as they are and to evaluating progress relative to each individual. The emphasis is on the process. Performances are designed to be guided extensions of what happens in the classroom. Department members are working artists who have received specialized training and are committed to the professional model in educating our students. They provide a supportive environment in which everyone feels safe to explore, practice and perform. The ultimate goal is to instill a life-long commitment to the arts and to open the imagination in challenging, joyful and even daring ways.

Private Music Instruction

Performing Arts Faculty

Melita Anderson

Lower/Middle School Music Instructor

David Birrow

Performing Arts Instructor

James Carlisle

Drama Instructor

Risa Cohen

Middle/Upper School Dance Instructor

Eric Gustafson

Theater Tech Instructor/Theater Manager

Melissa Hanson

Middle/Upper School Vocal Music Teacher

Claudette Laureano

Middle/Upper School Strings Instructor

Sharon Mazion

Performing Arts Dept Head/LS Music

Clay Pufahl

Band Assistant

Charlotte Wheeler

Band Instructor